Nutrition & Detox

Overview

More than half of all Americans suffer from one or more chronic diseases and each year millions of people die from the same conditions. Many patients are unaware that good health is a choice, not a chance. Each day, we choose what we eat and drink. Every bite or sip we take is either an act of assisted suicide or an act of nourishment.

Only a few generations ago, people ate food from local farms and their own backyards. It was during this time when chronic disease was rare. As our country's population increased, the demand for food increased and led to the over-farming of our soil. Nutrient composition in the soil declined steadily and passed deficiencies to the plants, ultimately causing our food to have decreased nutrient levels as well. Additionally, farming technology has progressed to increase food production even further. Pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms have now affected our natural resources of water and air while making their way into our food supply forevermore.

Soil composition is not a new problem in our country. United States Senate Document 74-264 written in 1936 stated, "The alarming fact is that foods - fruits, vegetables and grains - now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed nutrients, are starving us -- no matter how much we eat of them." Today, the fruits and vegetables we buy from the supermarket are 5-40% lower in minerals than those harvested 50 years ago. Furthermore, since the animals we consume are fed from the same fields, we can ascertain that the nutritional value of their feed and ultimately their meat that we consume is lower in nutrients too.

Once we understand this, it is easy to see why the rates of disease and obesity have skyrocketed. Today, almost 40% of the U.S. population is considered obese. We are well-fed as far as quantity is concerned, but we are starving when we consider quality. The nutritive value of the processed foods that we consume is nearly non-existent. We must remember that donuts, crackers, cereals, cakes, and candy bars do not occur naturally and are often mislabeled as actual food. Without proper nutrition, our bodies cannot function optimally, leaving us more susceptible to disease. This leads us to the importance of nutritional supplements and detoxification.

Supplements

It is always better to get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat, but nowadays it is very difficult to consume those nutrients in the proper quantities from food alone. Therefore, every single person who eats food produced on American soil should be taking nutritional supplements. More importantly, every person should be taking supplements that are specific to their goals, lifestyle habits, age, and health status. These supplements should be from a reputable company, not from the drugstore down the street selling vitamins in forms that your body cannot recognize or absorb.

Detoxification

Only delivering a chiropractic adjustment may have worked years ago, but today our food supply is more depleted of nutrients than ever before. Likewise, we are surrounded by so many toxic consumer goods that, even with the proper adjustments, most people are incapable of properly healing. Without a proper diet with the proper vitamins and minerals, your body cannot make the neurotransmitters, hormones, and building materials necessary for optimum health. Without eliminating the chemicals and toxins ingested through consumer goods and daily living, your body is unable to eliminate waste products. It is plain to see that treating a patient whose cells are filled with biohazardous wastes can be problematic.

How We Can Help

Our air, food, water, cosmetics, and medications have become polluted with pesticides, sweeteners, plastic residues, and chemical preservatives. The only way to properly detoxify our bodies is to first be aware of the effects these things have on our bodies and then to take the necessary steps to eliminate them.

Remember that your body has the potential to create what is needed in the right amounts and at the right time provided that you supply it with the proper nutrients to do so. When you eat a vegetable or fruit, take a supplement, and get adjusted you are making payments on your health insurance premium because what you do today will affect your health tomorrow. For these reasons, Divine Design utilizes specific nutritional protocols for your individual health needs to help you avoid throwing your money away on supplements that may be unnecessary or ineffective. We also enlist detoxification programs to eliminate your toxic symptoms and to assist your body in properly healing.